David Narefsky

Projects & Infrastructure, Infrastructure Investment, Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs

Offers clients a "broad understanding of the public sector and an impressive knowledge of project financing as a whole."
Chambers Global 2020


David Narefsky has had an active role in high-profile PPP transactions, with particular responsibility for governmental and regulatory aspects. David was recognized as a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Government Relations Practice in The Best Lawyers in America and has also been referred by Chambers USA as “one of the best public-sector lawyers in Chicago.” He advised the Puerto Rico Public Private Partnerships Authority on the proposed long-term concession and lease of Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in San Juan and the City of Chicago on the proposed long-term concession and lease of Midway Airport.


  • Ranked by Chambers USA - Projects: PPP (2013-22; currently Band 2)


  • State University of New York, BA, with honors
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • The University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude


  • Illinois


  • Mikva Challenge
  • Francis W. Parker School
  • Civic Consulting Alliance
  • Chicago Summer Business Institute

  • American Bar Association, Section on State and Local Government Law
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Lambda Alpha, Ely Chapter
  • Urban Land Institute